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January 8, 2024
At the charging station, the robot opens the charging flap and inserts the charging cable, removing it once charge is complete.
After charging, the system maneuvers the driverless car to another parking space.
The driverless automated parking system is being tested with Volkswagen subsidiary Cariad at the vehicle-maker’s staff parking garage in Ingolstadt, Germany.
The driverless charging with automated charging system is being tested by Bosch and Cariad at Bosch’s development parking garage in Ludwigsburg.
“Automation plays a key role in the mobility revolution and the transition to electromobility. Our two services – automated valet parking and automated valet charging – make the mobility experience much smoother for users,” said Manuel Maier, vice president of the cross-domain Level 4 parking product area at Bosch. “Making it straightforward to recharge electric vehicles allays people’s misgivings about range, and is essential if electromobility is to find widespread acceptance. With this in mind, Bosch and Cariad can make parking and charging even more efficient and convenient.”
Automated valet parking has been in operation in a parking lot at Stuttgart Airport in Germany for the past year.
At CES, Bosch is also showcasing the technology needed for automated charging.
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Editorial Director AI & IoT
Chuck Martin, a New York Times Business Bestselling author, futurist and columnist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book is titled "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis). He also is the author of "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things). He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.
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